Gillings School of Global Public Health

Gillings Alumnus Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Social Marketing

Mike Newton-Ward, MSW, MPH, alumnus and adjunct assistant instructor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program, was recognized recently for outstanding contributions to social marketing. Newton-Ward accepted the inaugural marketing award at the fifth annual World Social Marketing Conference, held May 16-17, in Washington, D.C. “Social marketing” refers to the… Read more »

Impact of Malaria and Malnutrition upon Birth Weight in Africa and Western Pacific

A new international study, co-led by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers, has analyzed the associations between malaria, malnutrition and birth outcomes in women in Africa and the western Pacific between 1996 and 2015. During that period, more than one in three pregnant women suffered from malaria and/or undernutrition, emphasizing the importance of… Read more »

Gillings School Alumna Awarded Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

Amy Huber, 2017 alumna in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 18 recipients of a 2017-2018 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. The fellowship provides training opportunities in global health research for selected junior faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral scholars. The UJMT… Read more »

Largest Study of Hispanics/Latinos in US Presents New Findings about Lung Capacity in People of Dominican, Puerto Rican Ethnicity

A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has determined reference parameters for measuring lung capacity in non-Mexican American Hispanics. Accurate reference values for such measures are important for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,… Read more »

New Antiviral Drug Holds Potential to Defeat Myriad Coronaviruses

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have confirmed that an experimental antiviral treatment prevents the development of SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) disease in mice. The drug, GS-5734, also inhibits MERS-CoV and multiple other coronaviruses (CoV), suggesting that the treatment may inhibit all CoV. To date, there… Read more »

US Aid to Combat Malaria in Africa Associated with Reduced Risk of Childhood Mortality

Funding from the United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in 19 sub-Saharan African countries was associated with a 16 percent reduction in the annual risk of children dying before age five, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Aleksandra Jakubowski,… Read more »

UNC Physician Researcher Calls for Public Health Initiatives to Address Female Genital Mutilation

A commentary by Dilshad Jaff, published online June 7 in the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival, calls for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting in Iraqi Kurdistan. Jaff is research adviser for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Research Innovations and Global Health Solutions unit… Read more »